Little Côme was sent home for palliative care; a year later, he’s alive and winning hearts. Every once in a while, circumstances make it impossible to forget that life is a gift from God. On June 6th, 2017, a baby boy named Côme de Cacqueray came quietly into the world. After being diagnosed with a… Continue reading The doctors said this baby boy would die … but St. Charbel had other plans
A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home. Bishop Luis Fernandez of the Rafaela diocese announced that an investigation will be carried out to examine what took place earlier this week, when a group of young people were… Continue reading A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle
When a Phoenix mother lost her eyesight due to a rare medical condition, she feared she would never be able to see her four children again. But then St. Charbel came to her aid. Dafne Gutierrez suffered from benign intracranial hypertension (BIH), a condition that causes increased pressure in the brain. In 2012, the increased… Continue reading Phoenix mother: St. Charbel cured my blindness
Evangelina Chamorro was swept away for over a third of a mile by an avalanche of mud on the coast south of Lima. But she survived and said that thinking about “God and her daughters” gave her the strength. In recent weeks, heavy rains have caused avalanches and floods in various parts of the… Continue reading 'It's a miracle': Woman survives devastating mudslide in Peru
A Glasgow priest says he firmly believes he survived a recent near-fatal health scare thanks to the miraculous intercession of Venerable Margaret Sinclair, the poor Edinburgh girl turned nun who died in 1925. “For 32 years of priesthood, I’ve been preaching the resurrection of Christ and this is a sign for me that I am… Continue reading Priest attributes 'miraculous' healing to Venerable Margaret Sinclair
Matt and Kristin Loboda, from Tampa, Florida, and their four young children were visiting family in Phoenix, Arizona. On Dec. 29, 2016, Matt suddenly noticed that his 19-month-old daughter, Joy, was missing. She had been with them just before that. “In my heart, I knew something was terribly wrong. So, I ran down to the… Continue reading Drowned toddler is making miraculous recovery
What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common? Both bore what appeared to be images of Mary. One was determined to be authentically miraculous, the other was not. Not to spoil any secrets, but it’s not Our Lady of the Grilled Cheese that converted Mexico and… Continue reading A crash course in Miracles 101
St. Anthony Communications has released its first 35-minute documentary in a four-part series covering “Special Divine Action.” The documentary, titled “Miracles,” attempts to answer several questions believers and non-believers alike have been asking for centuries. “What are miracles? Are miracles possible and, if so, how do we know? Do miracles happen and, if so, what… Continue reading What are miracles? What does science say? New documentary reveals shocking truth
Pope Francis has approved new rules that will improve scientific accuracy when evaluating miracles. Before a person is beatified, a miracle is required. Before a person can be canonized, two miracles are required. Miracles provide some of the best evidence that a person is in heaven. However, some gave argued that the process of certifying… Continue reading Gee, thanks Pope Francis! Why it is now harder to get a miracle
Changes to the regulations for confirming alleged miracles during the causes of saints aim to preserve the scientific rigor of the examination and maintain its distinction from matters of theology, it was announced Friday. The changes, which were approved by Pope Francis Aug. 24, were announced by the Vatican Sept. 23. They concern the professional… Continue reading Miracles…are a sign of God's presence' – Vatican changes miracle verification
The Eucharist is the source of mercy and the beating heart of the Church, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa has said. THe was appointed Pope Francis’ special envoy for the Italian National Eucharistic Congress, held in Genoa Sept. 15-18. “I would say that this congress is the response to a world order without God. It… Continue reading What is the 'beating heart' of the Church?
Skeptics argue that miracles are impossible because the laws of nature are necessary. A miracle, they argue, involves a violation of a law of nature. But the laws of nature cannot be violated. Therefore, miracles must be impossible. One modern skeptic of repute who argues this is Richard Dawkins. In his book The God Delusion,… Continue reading Why Miracles Are Not Incompatible with Science
In his homily at Holy Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae on Tuesday,12 January, Pope Francis said, “The prayers of the faithful, not the pope, bishops, priests or nuns, have the power to make miracles happen in the most impossible situations. Saints, like St Monica, have proven that lives can change if people pray courageously… Continue reading Pope Francis: "prayer makes miracles” happen.
The second Eucharistic miracle of Siena has roots in the 13th century when special services and festivities were introduced in honor of the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These observances became traditional and were still conducted at the time of the miracle. So it was that on August 14, 1730, during… Continue reading Eucharistic Miracle 1: Siena, Italy – 1730, Consecrated Hosts remain perfectly preserved for over 250 years